Meet the BBC Good Food cookery team

Our talented team of recipe writers, chefs and home economists spend hours in the Good Food Test Kitchen triple-testing the brilliant recipes that make us what we are. Discover what lies at the heart of Good Food by saying hello to our cookery team...

CassieCassie Best - Senior food editor

Cassie trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine before joining BBC Good Food on an internship scheme. Fast forward a few years and Cassie now coordinates all recipe content for the brand. She also writes hundreds of recipes herself, including plenty of cakes and bakes – one of her biggest passions. 

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Anna Glover portraitAnna Glover - Acting senior food editor

Anna is a recipe writer and food stylist and has worked on food magazines for over seven years, writing recipes for titles including Olive and Sainsbury’s. She loves whipping up new creations with well-known ingredients, resulting in easy, accessible recipes that everyone can make.

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Barney DesmazeryBarney Desmazery - Food editor-at-large

As the longest standing member of the cookery team, food editor-at-large Barney has written, developed and tested thousands of recipes for BBC Good Food, working alongside practically every British celebrity chef of the last decade along the way. Barney is our resident gadget geek and road tests equipment for our review pages with features editor, Natalie Hardwick.

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Miriam NiceMiriam Nice - Senior content planner

Before joining the team in 2014, Miriam had her own recipe blog and ran a private catering business, and her book Cooking Without a Kitchen was published in 2013. She has a degree in graphic design and illustration and a passion for combining innovative and unexpected flavours for her recipes. 

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Esther Clarke portraitEsther Clark - Deputy food editor

Before she joined the Good Food team, Esther trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, worked as a chef on a farm in Italy and has also written a cookbook, Mexicana! She writes recipes for Good Food, and tests them to perfection. At home, she loves to cook comforting dishes in her little east London kitchen.

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Liberty Mendez profileLiberty Mendez - Cookery assistant

After completing a professional chef diploma at Westminster Kingsway College, Liberty went on to work as a pastry chef at the House of Commons before joining the team at Good Food. Specialising in all things patisserie, her cakes are much sought-after among the Good Food team – the proof’s in the pudding. She’s also interested in environmental issues and endeavours to make the Test Kitchen as eco-friendly as possible.

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